Westminster Wedding Photography
I’m back! Kicking off my blogging for 2019 with one very special wedding, shot on a beautiful day back in March. My Westminster wedding photography for Hannah and Jonny was one that I’d been looking forward to for a long time. They came via a recommendation from a couple that I’d photographed a few years ago HERE, and I was certain that even if I only had half the fun this time around, that it would still be an amazing day! I say it every time, but there is something very special about photographing London weddings. All the guests seem to be in the mood to party, and of course the history and beauty of our capital city provides such a glamorous backdrop.
For me the day started at a wonderful little boutique hotel called the Artist Residence. It was just a stones throw from the church and provided such a perfect space for the bridal party and parents to get ready. Hannah was keen for me to get some nice shots of her dress, and when I say her Claire Mischevani gown hanging up I could see why! It was also a really fun bridal prep to photograph, with lots of emotional moments and beautiful natural light to work with. The experience for James, my second photographer, was someone different, but also provided ample photo opportunities and I’m sure made for a memorable pre ceremony meal for Jonny and all his groomsmen. For them the day started at the Regency Cafe. A somewhat iconic location, opened in 1946 and still staying true to its art deco style. So much so that is has been used as a filming location for such films as Layer Cake and Brighton Rock.
“We can’t get enough of the photos right now! Thank you SO much!”
Hannah + Jonny
After a beautiful ceremony filled with lots of laughter it was back to Westminster School, nestled just behind Westminster Abbey and just a stones throw from the Houses of Parliament. While most of the guests were able to walk from the church to the reception, Hannah and Jonny, as is tradition, took a ride in the wedding car, and as I drove with them it was clear that this was going to be a highlight of the day. The excitement and fun of waving to all their friends and family as we drove past was so special, and both bride and groom were beaming from ear to ear.
As tends to happen with all of my favourite weddings, I stayed right until the end of this one, and after some hilarious speeches, and a dance floor that was never deserted for even a moment, all too soon it was time to line the route to their waiting car and light up the sparklers. It’s something I love to photograph, and the final shot of this blog post is one of my favourites.